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Rights and Reproductions

Please note that processing reproduction requests can take anywhere from two weeks to two months.

Step 1: Which work?

Identify the work(s) you wish to reproduce. Usually the title and artist of the work are enough to identify it, but other information like materials, dates, or accession numbers will be helpful.

Step 2: Place your request with the Museum

Once you have determined copyright status, and/or secured permission to reproduce the work from the administrator of the work's copyright, contact the Museum with the following information:
    Your name and/or institution's name
    The work requested
    The required image format (digital preferred, transparency, or slide)
    Your shipping and billing addresses
    Your timeline
    Publication information
    Author and/or editor
    Date of publication
    Print run
    Intended audience

If to be reproduced on the Internet, provide specifics

Step 3: Invoice

The Museum will determine whether or not to grant permission to reproduce the work and the Museum will provide a cost estimate. If the requester accepts the Museum's estimate, an invoice will be issued. Payment is required to complete request.

Step 4: Approval of the printer's proof or mock design

    Reproduction rights are granted for only one usage in one publication, one edition, and in one language. Additional language editions and subsequent revised new editions will be considered upon request.
    Full documentation and ownership credit, as specified by the Museum, must accompany the reproduction. If applicable, photographer's credit must also be given.
    The reproduction may not be bled off the page or cropped in any way. If a detail is used, it must be noted in the caption.
    Nothing may be superimposed on the reproduction (i.e., lettering or tone or another image).
    To insure faithful color reproductions, the Museum must be sent a proof for approval; the Museum reserves the right to order corrections in the reproduction.

Step 5: Permission granted

Once the Museum has approved the proof, a permission form for the reproduction of the work of art will be sent to the requester to be signed.

The publisher is to provide the Museum with at least one copy of the publication in which the reproduction appears.

The Lowe Art Museum gives no exclusive rights to any publisher, author, or photographer. Nor does the Museum assume any responsibility for claims by the artist or other third parties.

To submit a request for use of an image in the Lowe Art Museum's collection please contact:


For more information on US Copyright laws, please see: